I am happy to welcome you at XI International Helicopter Industry Exhibition, HeliRussia 2018, which once again gathered leading developers, manufacturers and operators of rotorcraft from all over the world.
Traditionally, Russian Helicopters Holding Company actively participates in a demonstration and business program of HeliRussia, and this year we have prepared for the guests and participants of the exhibition a grand premier — VRT500 light utility helicopter. It is a unique project, second to none in the Russian helicopter market.
We pay special attention to the development of civil aviation in our country and continue our work with the key Russian helicopter operators, such as UTAir. Just a month ago we completed the implementation of another contract, delivering a final batch of two Mi-8AMT helicopters to the airline; and today a static exposition of HeliRussia boasts Mi-171A2 helicopter, which will be delivered to UTair for test operation. I am sure that it will become a driver of our cooperation for the coming years.
Moreover, during the exhibition we will try not only to clearly demonstrate the Holding Company’s model range, but also give a detailed account of our success in the sphere of additive technologies and topological optimization. In the coming years these areas will significantly alter the concept of aviation, and we are sure that Russian manufacturers will be able to stand at the head of these changes.
As usual, a number of important negotiations, relevant discussions and conferences are in store for us at HeliRussia, and I would like to wish us all successful and fruitful work!
CEO Russian Helicopters